Introduction to Weston Sport Academies
Weston College’s Academy of Sport recognises the abilities and efforts of our top athletes and aims to support them to achieve their potential.
As a student at Weston College, you will have the opportunity to combine your academic studies with high-level sporting provision, which will allow you to fully immerse yourself as a student-athlete.
We are an Ofsted Outstanding College, TEF Gold University, and ranked among the top colleges in the country. In 2017/18 Weston College won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, one of only two further education colleges in the country to be awarded this prestigious honour.
Our sports academy has access to outstanding sporting facilities, which support our athletes’ development. As an academy athlete you will have access to:
- 3G Artificial Grass Pitch
- Performance Gym
- Sport England Specifications Sports Hall
At Weston College, our sports academy programmes recognise the abilities and efforts of those who are striving to become top athletes and aims to support them to achieve their potential, through an athlete-centred approach. You will have the opportunity to combine your academic studies alongside your sports academy programme, which allows you to fully immerse yourself as a student-athlete.
As part of the sports academy programme, we incorporate a variety of training methods to ensure that potential is fully maximised, such as:
- Sports Analysis
- Strength and Conditioning
- Pitch and court sessions
At Weston College we understand the importance of creating pathways for our athletes to support progression. Therefore, we have developed several partnerships that can enable our students to progress into elite sport, such as key relationships with Weston-Super-Mare Football Club and Bristol Bears Rugby.
Establishing strong relationships with local clubs has proven to be extremely successful with numerous students going on to represent the WSM AFC First Team, Bristol Bears Women, England Colleges, and England U18s.
Please see the table below for academy training days and venues for each of our academy programmes.
Male and Female Rugby
|Training at the Health and Active Living Skills Centre||Fixtures||Training at the Health and Active Living Skills Centre|
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